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The Shield of Nike

A War on the Gods Companion Story
Narrated by: Jenna Gordon
Length: 1 hr and 34 mins
Categories: Teens, Sci-Fi & Fantasy
4.5 out of 5 stars (19 ratings)

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Valeria is in love with her best friend, Greg, and has been for years. But they can’t be together because, after they graduate high school, they’ll be on opposite sides of the country. This seems to be Valeria’s greatest dilemma...until a freak storm ambushes the two on a hike a few miles outside their town. 

During the storm, Greg is injured, and a strange shield falls from the sky and knocks Valeria unconscious. When she wakes up, her whole world is turned upside down. Greg is missing, her town has been annihilated, deadly creatures roam, and the disembodied voice of a woman she knows nothing of talks to her from inside her own head. 

The woman says Greg has been taken but that Valeria can save him and survive the perils awaiting her if she harnesses the “gifts” she was given at birth and if she uses the shield that fell from the sky. But how can Valeria trust a woman she’s never met? 

She'll have to rely on herself and face horrors she could never have imagined to save her best friend. And, in the process, discover her true identity.

©2019 Alexandria P. Mobley (P)2019 Alexandria P. Mobley

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Amazing!

Absolutely love this book! I have read The Helm of Darkness as well and it was also amazing! This audiobook was great, the narrator did a fantastic job! I was not disappointed! Can’t wait to start reading Poseidon’s Trident now!

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different

I loved this book. It was different and the narrator did an excellent job. I liked that the guy was the first to profess his love which is usually not done.

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Gods Are Not Always Good

• As a fan of Greek mythology & Rick Riordan's works, I jumped on the opportunity to read another story about the infamous Greek gods. I didn't know what to expect from this novella, as I've never read any of Gordon's other tales. Honestly, The Shield of Nike was so enthralling, I needn't have done so either! In fact, this short prequel only made me crave more! Each paragraph is delicately cultured and so coated with word-ambrosia, listening was like music to my ears.
• Mobley also did an amazing job narrating. It was like she were the author, herself, and knew what diction and emotion needed to be used with each character. Although I was a bit disappointed she didn't reach for a deeper register when voicing the male cast, I could listen to a silky smooth voice like hers all day.
• I'm definitely one of the many who are used to the gods being the good guys or just morally ambivalent. For them to actually be the antagonists took me by great shock and surprise. This detail actually fueled my desire to listen to more! Guess who has to start binge reading now? I'll give a hint (it's this girl).

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  • S. Cole
  • OKLAHOMA CITY, OK
  • 11-25-19

Daughter of Nike

This is a great little novella with a dash of Greek mythology. Disaster strikes when an earthquake hits Valeria town. The book starts off with Valeria and her best friend Greg are on a hike when an earthquake happens. During the earthquake Greg gets injured by mysterious arrows that come from out of nowhere. Valeria also gets knocked out by a mysterious shield as well. When she is unconscious Greg gets taken. Valeria finds out that she is the daughter of Nike and has to learn how to use her special abilities to save Greg. Really enjoyed it.

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Just a taste

This was a really good story though I wish it had been longer. Humans no longer believe in the Greek gods and this makes them furious. They strike out and destroy cities along with many humans to cause them to fear and begin to worship again. Valeria had no idea she wasn’t a normal human and all she wanted to do was spend time with the guy she loved but then she had to save his life and also find out she is the daughter of Nike. Valeria was a great character and I want to know what will happen next. I would also like to smack most of the gods for their arrogance and lack of care for human life. I look forward to what will happen next especially with that prophecy.

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Just Enough to Make You Want More

This is a great taster for the series. It’s action packed and well narrated. I’m now fully ready to read the other books and a little disappointed that I don’t already have them in my collection. Like, why did I not know about this sooner?

Fans of Percy Jackson and other similar demigod stories will be sure to fall in love with this one quickly!

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Gods!

Cute story of a young girl that finds out her mother was a god! Narrator was great!

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A short but a well written and spoken story

I have listened to this story without any prior knowledge about on the “War on the Gods” series, never realizing it’s a companion story to that series. But the story in itself is good and I never felt like I missed some vital parts. And it left me wondering to the series because I want to know what happens there!
So all in all, an enjoyable story that leaves you wanting for more

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IT'S GREAT

IT'S A GREAT SHORT STORY. SOME HUMOR, SOME TRADITIONAL GREEK TRAGEDY. END-OF-THE-WORLD THEMED STORY. NARRATOR GREAT AND EASY TO FOLLOW. STORY IS A CLIFF HANGER

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Great!

Great teenage story of Valeria a sarcastic girl in love with her best friend Greg... And her world is turned upside down with strange things that happen in the world... You gotta listen to find out what....I loved the narration!

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  • 11-17-19

nice

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it's just a companion so cannot really say much about the story it seems interesting though. the narrator though seems like she's crying non stop..